Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Laurel Bloomery

Marker ID: THC 1A 40
Location: Hwy 91north of Bertie Morefield Ln., Laurel Bloomery, TN
County: Johnson
Coordinates: N 36° 34.050    W 081° 45.567
  36.5675    -81.75945
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3ZMT


The first forge in this area was built about 1/2 mile north of Laurel Fork in 1810. Later, two forges were built in the area west of here, the last in 1849. An orebank on Ackerson Creek, about I mile upstream, furnished ore for furnaces until exhausted. Operations ceased about 1870.

The Tennessee Historical Commission June 12, 2009.